Theresa Davis is the co-founder of the Art Amok Slam Team and is the 2011 winner of Women of the World Poetry Slam Competition. May 22nd is Theresa Davis Day in Atlanta because she is just that much of a badass.
She is the author of two poetry collections, After This We Go Dark and Drowned: A Mermaid’s Manifesto. She produces and host such events as Poems and Pasties, Madmen and Poets, and is the host of the long running open mic series at Java Monkey on Sundays.
Theresa Davis was the first guest to perform a poem on Lit & Bruised, and we say performed instead of read because she recites from memory.
We ask Theresa how she's able to recall her pieces with such passion, then we all take drugs together hoping we can become memory masters. Theresa talks about the path she's taken to become a full-time artist, which has included tough decisions, like her most recent one to step down from group poetry slam competitions to focus on big plans she has in the works.
We hope you enjoy the episode and please pardon the technical issues.